January 12, 2023

Behind the Scenes at the Leonard Florence Center!

Our holiday celebrations were in full swing this year. All our residents enjoyed the appearance of two very special guests: both the Mensch on the Bench and a colorful Hanukkah dreidel stopped by residents’ rooms to kick-off the holidays.

It may be cold outside, but things are heating up in the activities area at the Leonard Florence Center. Our first restaurant trip of the year took place on January 4 to one of our favorites eating establishment – Polcari’s. Next up, residents and staff are gearing up for an outing to Route 1 Grill House in Saugus. The grilled specialties and combo plates are always delicious.

Our “Live, Learn & Pass It On” spiritual talk group with Magdalana Grace Siegel was widely attended. Residents come together, share stories and experiences and debate the pros and cons of a topic. The group reinforces our goal to give all residents the opportunity to express their opinions. The Center is proof that a nursing home setting can be conducive to lively and spirited discussions. Speaking of which, our “Name That Tune” has turned into one of most popular events. Great people, specialty drinks, and amazing music!

We will be offering a “Connecting with Art” program, which utilizes a low stress, interactive forum to engage and stimulate individuals with art. Additionally, we are starting an activity program for our specialty units. As it’s important to have a wide range of activities for our ALS/MS population, we will be adding more and more specialized events in 2023.

We have several birthdays to celebrate In January. Sending the following residents the happiest of birthday wishes!

  • Tony E: January 5
  • Marian C: January 6
  • Robert M: January 6
  • Scott M: January 10
  • Carol C: January 11
  • Michael S: January 11
  • James C: January 19
  • Donna P: January 21
  • Barbara O: January 27